liter Ford Duratec V6
lbs per hp
hp per liter
seconds @ 120 mph
(from Rossion Press
Release) The Rossion Q1 is the result of the lessons
learned in extensive testing, sale, and support of hundreds of Noble
vehicles sold in the USA. It is a logical development of its
predecessor. Every subtle performance change and design nuance was
carefully implemented to make the car more comfortable and inviting,
while further improving overall performance.
New Aerodynamic Bodywork:
The most striking new element in the Q1 is completely redesigned
bodywork. The new beautifully proportioned shape gives the Rossion a
sultry, aggressive look while further enhancing performance aspects.
The revised panels retain the autoclaved composite construction,
delivering superb surface finish and precise panel fit.
World class design and CAD modeling have been employed in the
creation of the new body. Rather than change design for the sake of
change, the driving force behind the new bodywork is air flow
management. The result is a clean aerodynamic profile, efficient
engine compartment airflow, and improved aerodynamic down force.
At the front, the reshaped nose directs high energy air down the
sides of the body into the newly contoured side intakes. These new
ducts are 30% larger than previous air scoops, ensuring adequate
airflow for critical engine components. Turbulence around the side
windows is also reduced for a more comfortable cockpit with the new,
fully retractable side glass.
New charge air cooler intakes have been integrated into the body
shape, with cool ram air gathered through new side window (B pillar)
ducts. Again, aerodynamics is improved, while benefits are reaped in
the form of increased power and efficiency.
In the rear, a more efficient diffuser enhances down force on the
chassis, improving high speed grip and stability.
Further enhancements include new, longer
power side windows that fully retract into the doors while the side
view mirrors feature remote electric adjustment.
The cockpit has been significantly upgraded, while maintaining the
true, unfettered purpose of a sports car. In a high-performance road
car, the interior is a careful blend of form and function. All
controls have to be available and easy to manipulate. Yet the cabin
must also be a comfortable and pleasing environment, intuitive in
layout and free of meddling distractions.
To further enhance the driving experience, the instrument panel has
been redesigned. The new instrument panel now places all of the
important gauges in front of the driver. For storage of small items,
a glove box has also been included.
The dash center console now carries new, easy to adjust electric
HVAC controls, and is wired to accept the latest in audio/navigation
systems within easy reach of the driver.
Every piece of the Q1 cockpit has been revised to improve the
overall appearance and feel of the machine. From the feel of the new
leather covered steering wheel, to the supportive lightweight seats,
the Q1 exhibits a truly world class fit and finish.
Interior finishes include combinations of leather, alcantara,
aluminum and carbon fiber, in tasteful color combinations, finished
in a unique Rossion stitch pattern.
Beneath the voluptuous new coachwork remains the pure, unalloyed
heart and soul of Lee Nobles incredible chassis.
The Rossion Q1 retains the same rigid tubular space frame,
integrated roll cage and suspension components that give the Rossion
its legendary feel, road-holding grip and performance.
The premium dampers and springs remain, as do the massive AP racing
If you fancy taking your Rossion to the track, you will need no
modifications. The brakes, suspension components and geometry are
optimized for best performance.
Engine (Suggested Drivetrain):
Though power is still suggested by the twin turbo charged Ford
Duratec V6 engine, this lightweight engine is now controlled by a
more powerful engine management system. An improved, low restriction
exhaust system is also supplied with Rossion Q1 chassis, increasing
the available horsepower for the suggested drivetrain to a pavement
blistering 450 horsepower with more than 400 lb. ft. torque.
The performance is truly mind-boggling. With 0-60 mph times in 3.3
seconds, standing mile in 11.4 seconds at 120 mph with the ability
to circulate the skid pad at over 1.1 G on its standard equipment
tires, the new Q1 offers vicious performance and easily puts the
supercar in the ranks of the quickest road cars available, at any
But performance is only part of the appeal of the Rossion. It is the
extraordinary feel behind the wheel and how the Rossion couples the
truly exciting classic principals of driving with modern day
technology. This is a supercar that takes extraordinary care of its
driver with solid handling, even at the limits of adhesion. With a
stunning new design and acceleration power that leaves drivers
speechless, the Q1 is the perfection of the supercar.
Flawless Balance. Effortless Precision. Uncompromising Performance.
The Rossion Q1.